Welcome to Wakatere!

friendship   life skills   resilience   competition   adventure


Wakatere is a family sailing club on the shores of Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport. As a volunteer run organisation we work hard to ensure sailing is well supported. 

We sail a range of dinghy classes and windfoilers with regular club racing, junior coaching and entry-level learn to sail courses for all ages with an emphasis on fun and adventure. 

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Sail Away This Easter

Understand the basics of how the wind works, parts of a boat, and how to set up and control your boat on a LEARN TO SAIL course at Wakatere. Sailing is a great way to get outside, make new friendsRead more

*NEW DATE* Club Picnic

The Club Picnic which was scheduled for Saturday 18th March has been moved to Sunday 16th April 2023. With so much on this month, pushing it back will be better timing for everyone. Please mark yourRead more

Regatta Help Needed

As host club for the 2023 TOYOTA OPTIMIST NATIONAL CHAMPS this coming Easter, we need the support of the whole club, friends and community to make this regatta the best it can be. As always, thereRead more

In Support of Napier

As the majority of us Aucklanders are back to ‘life as normal’ after Cyclone Gabrielle it is so easy to forget the utter devastation our friends are living through down in Napier. This weekendRead more

Do You Have An Opti Available?

We have a remaining 10 competitors from overseas still looking to charter an Optimist for the Nationals at Wakatere this Easter (as of 1st March). They are good sailors looking for good boats.  Read more

2023 Club Champs

Looks like summer has finally arrived and just in time for a big weekend of club racing on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023 - our annual Wakatere Club Championship. After sailing on SaturdayRead more

Entry Open

The crew at Wakatere is super excited to announce that ONLINE ENTRY is OPEN for the 2023 Toyota Optimist National Championship 6th-10th April. Fair racing, friendship and sustainability are our goalRead more

Duty Calls for 2023

The Sailing Committee can't emphasize enough, the importance of saying "yes!" to the duty roster at Wakatere.The club runs regular Sunday club racing throughout the season and needs a full complimentRead more

*New Date* - Dinghy Sailing for Adults

Due to Cyclone Gabrielle the new start date for both ADULT LTS will be SATURDAY 18th Feb 2023. Dates below have been amended to reflect the change.   Put just five Saturdays aside for yourself thisRead more

Opti Nats Merch

Choose a gorgeous pink hoodie to snuggle up in or a nautical stripe tshirt in green or yellow.   We have a great range of in-house designs with product from AS Colour, print and purchase from ourRead more

Feb 25th Patrol Boat Course

THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED 21/02/2023 Catch you next time!  __________________ Register for our upcoming PATROL BOAT SAFETY COURSE and qualify to be a skipper or capable crew member of a WakatereRead more

Term 1 Sorted

Term 1 coaching for junior and youth classes is starting to take shape with the first of the Feb- Mar/Apr course dates confirmed. Find your class schedule and sign up!  2023 Term 1  Confidence 1 Read more

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